Oceania is a geographic region that spans both in eastern and western hemispheres of the globe. It comprises four subregions: Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. There are 14 sovereign states in the region, as well as numerous special territories and dependencies of other countries.
Oceania unites countries with very different levels of economic development, ranging from highly developed states of Australia and New Zealand to much less developed island nations, such as Tuvalu and Kiribati.
Australia is an undeniable leader of the region. It is the largest country in Oceania, sixth-largest country on the planet, and one of the largest economies in the world. Neighbouring New Zealand ranks second in the region – this is a developed economy with good performance in such aspects as healthcare, education, quality of life, and economic freedom.
As for other countries and territories of Oceania, their levels of economies differ drastically, especially compared to Australia and New Zealand. Geographical location and characteristics are usually the definitive features of economy: most Pacific Islands are far from world commodity markets, they usually lack natural resources and highly skilled labour. Most islands depend on financial aid from other states.
Most population of island countries are employed in service sector, mainly tourism. Large employers in the region are the governments themselves. Production items in the region are mostly copra, coconut, palm oil, sugar, and other agricultural products. A lot of island states also issue fishing licenses to other countries.
Schmidt & Schmidt offer extracts from commercial registers of Oceania, balance sheets and accounting statements, information on bankruptcy procedures, statutory books, lists of shareholders and other information that should minimise your risks.
With the help of Schmidt & Schmidt, you can significantly reduce the risks associated with the possible insolvency of your customers and business partners and quickly recognize possible fraudsters trying to take advantage of you.
Extracts from commercial registers can be used in order to:
- Obtain information about trade partners in Oceania and check their reliability
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- Check potential employers
Information is provided in the electronic form, in PDF format with a translation. If you need to provide an extract in court, it can be sent to you by post, in a notarised or apostilled form. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.
We verify whether a commercial register contains information about the company you are interested in, free of charge. Order a preliminary extract and you will receive the following information:
- Availability of an entry in a commercial register
- Cost of extract from a commercial register
- Other available documents
- Deadline for discharge
- Cost of apostille
- Commercial register extract sample (if available)